A Magistrates’ Court during its sitting in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, has remanded one Kenneth Nnadozie and nine others at a correctional centre in Port Harcourt for malicious damage to a commercial bank in the Borikiri axis of the state.
It was reported that some hoodlums hijacked a protest by bank customers demonstrating against the scarcity of the new naira policy in the metropolis last week.
During the incident, the hoodlums robbed passersby and destroyed the Automated Teller Machines and some structures on the premises of some banks.
The suspects, are standing trial on six counts for alleged conspiracy, housebreaking, stealing, and unlawful gathering on February 17, invaded a commercial bank, stole, damaged and riotously assembled in the guise of protesting for the scarcity of the new naira notes.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges and their counsels argued on the bail application.
The Chief Magistrate, Rita Ogugua, after listening to counsels representing the parties, adjourned the case till February 22, 2023, for bail consideration.
Ogugua further directed that the suspects be sent to the correctional centre in Port Harcourt.
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